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COLUMBIA CITY â€” A stolen vehicle from Ohio turned up in Whitley County Tuesday.
Police across Northeast Indiana and Ohio were on the lookout for a stolen pickup truck from Hicksville, Ohio, and after a tip, police found the vehicle on Countryside Drive in Columbia City.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Police Department was tipped off that the stolen truck may be in the trailer park on Countryside Drive. When officers arrived and spotted a truck matching the stolen vehicleâ€™s description, the suspect fled.
â€śThey found the person believed to be involved in the auto theft leaving a trailer, then he got into another car,â€ť CCPD Chief Tim Longenbaugh said.
â€śWhen they attempted to pull him over, he failed to stop.â€ť
Longenbaugh said the pursuit went on for five miles north of town, but police backed off at County Road 500 North for safety reasons.
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